What else could Terry Francona possibly want on his 50th birthday? The Red Sox completed a day-night doubleheader sweep of the Minnesota Twins slugging out 17 runs, 19 hits and 4 homers.

Boston also improved their winning streak to seven games.

Tim Wakefield earned back-to-back complete game victories in the day portion of the doubleheader throwing seven innings in the rain-shortened game on five hits, one run, one walk and four strikeouts.

Wakefield is the second oldest pitcher to throw back-to-back complete games since Charlie Hough in 1992. Hough was also a knuckleballer for another pair of Sox. The Chicago White Sox.

Kevin Youkilis (4), Nick Green (1) and Mike Lowell (3) all went deep in the win.

Game 2

Brad Penny made up for a poor start against the Baltimore Orioles earning his second win of the season (2-0) on six innings pitched, six hits, three runs — two earned — one walk and two strikeouts.

Jeff Bailey connected for a three-run homer in the second — Boston’s fourth homer in the doubleheader — to give the Red Sox a 3-0 lead. David Ortiz broke the game open to a 5-0 lead with a two-RBI double to deep left field scoring Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia.

Boston held on for the win sending in Jonathan Papelbon in a non-save situation in the ninth inning. Paps went 1-2-3 with two foul outs and a ground out.

Stars of the Game — Offense

The Red Sox have outscored their opponents 31-6 in the last four games.

Next Game – Day off

It’s much needed after this doubleheader considering the New York Yankees come to town on Friday night.